Learning to drive can be a scary yet liberating experience. However, if you did not learn when you were younger – you may feel a little reluctant to learn to drive later in life. However, there are many benefits to being able to get behind the wheel! In fact, here are just five reasons why it’s time to book your first lesson!
Driving gives you more freedom.
When you learn to drive, it means you no longer have to rely on public transport or for others to give you a lift from place to place. As a result, you have the opportunity to go wherever you want, whenever you want. While this could make it easier to grab your morning coffee, it also means that you will have more opportunities to travel. For example, you could head out on a staycation or even rent out a car when you are abroad.
You can pimp your car.
Owning your own car is a huge achievement – and whether you have purchased a second-hand vehicle or a brand new model, there are plenty of ways in which you can personalize your car so that it reflects your personal style. For example, you could install LED striplights into the interior to add a little touch of sophistication. Alternatively, you could change your DVLA number plate to something more personal, such as a special date or your nickname.
Driving can save you money.
While driving lessons can be expensive, learning to drive can actually save you a great deal of money in the long run. This is because the cost of public transportation and taxi fares are rising each year – and as such, the cost of running your own car will likely be significantly lower than the money you spend on public transport. This is especially true if you purchase a car that is particularly cheap to run.
Learning to drive will give you a sense of achievement.
Whenever we achieve a new goal, we feel a little better about ourselves. As a result, learning to drive can be a significant confidence boost- especially if you have waited a long time to get behind the wheel. Therefore, if you have been feeling as though you need a pick-me-up or would like to set yourself a new challenge – you might want to consider learning to drive. Furthemore, learning to drive later in life sets a precedent for those around you – teaching you that it’s never too late to put yourself out there.
Driving can save you time.
While many of us have been working from home over the past year, many workplaces are beginning to open up once again – which likely means the return of the dreaded commute. If you live in a busy area, you may also find that driving can save you a great deal of time by cutting down on the length of your commute. For example, a 35-minute bus ride could equate to around 10 minutes of driving because you won’t have to stop so frequently and can take a more direct route.